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Against A Darkening Sky

(2015)
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"Brilliantly achieves the ideal for a historical novel:Davis is a remarkable writer."
Robert Olen Butler


From the author of the acclaimed Our Daily Bread and The Empty Room comes a rich and fascinating new novel of mysterious, magic-riddled 7th-century England: Against A Darkening Sky transports the reader to a rich yet violent past where a young woman is torn between her deepest beliefs and her desire to belong in a changing world.

Wilona, the lone survivor of a plague that has wiped out her people, makes her way across the moors to a new life in the village of Ad Gefrin, where she is apprenticed to Touilt, a revered healer and seeress. She blossoms under Touilt's tutelage and will one day take her place, but as an outsider, she is viewed with suspicion by all except Margawn, a warrior in the lord's hall. When the king proclaims a conversion to the new Christian religion, Ad Gefrin becomes a dangerous place for Wilona and Touilt. Their very lives are at risk as the villagers embrace the new faith and turn against the old ways, even as Wilona's relationship with Margawn grows. Wilona's fate becomes intertwined with that of Egan, a monk sent to Ad Gefrin as part of the Christian mission; both will see their faith and their loyalties tested.

Torn between her deepest beliefs and a desire to belong in a confusing, changing world, Wilona must battle for survival, dignity and love against overwhelming odds. Seamlessly combining timeless choices and struggles and rich, nuanced historical detail that brings pagan Britain to life, Against a Darkening Sky is an exquisitely rendered work of fiction from one of Canada's most acclaimed and celebrated novelists.

 
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Against A Darkening Sky
Author(s): Lauren B Davis
ISBN: 1-4434-3210-5 / 978-1-4434-3210-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2015 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Against a Darkening Sky
Author(s): Lauren B Davis
ISBN: 1-77148-318-0 / 978-1-77148-318-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ChiZine Publications
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April 2015 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Against A Darkening Sky
Author(s): Lauren B Davis
ISBN: 1-4434-3209-1 / 978-1-4434-3209-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperAvenue
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Against a Darkening Sky
Author(s): Lauren B Davis
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April 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Against A Darkening Sky
Author(s): Lauren B Davis
Publisher: HarperAvenue
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